Environmental Litigation

Although we make every effort to avoid litigation, Ragsdale Liggett’s Environmental Team includes skilled and experienced trial lawyers ready to protect our clients’ interests when matters must be adjudicated before courts or administrative bodies. Among other areas, our litigation experience in the environmental area includes governmental and private-party actions under CERCLA (including serving as lead counsel for PRP groups at major Superfund sites throughout the United States), citizen suits under RCRA, the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws, claims for property damage and personal injury arising from industrial emissions or environmental contamination, and defending clients against state and federal governmental enforcement actions. In addition to more traditional litigation services, our work includes serving as national coordinating counsel, legal and factual research projects, expert witness investigations, coordination of discovery, design of computerized litigation databases and product investigations.